#EDSBlogChallenge (Part 2)

Chronic Illnesses, Invisible illnesses, Uncategorized

Hi Guys,

If you are just tuning in and missed my initial post or want to get involved in the challenge you can still find the questions on my first  #EDSBlogChallenge post.


  1. What are your top 5 coping tips?
  • Stay hydrated with water
  • Eat small but frequent meals
  • Take naps or rest when possible
  • Be honest with other people about your limits
  • Use natural remedies like lavender and mint to help with physical pain

  1. What are your top 5 goals you want to accomplish despite your chronic illness(es)?
  • Complete my placement year in Marketing
  • Finish my degree with a 2:1 minimum
  • Travel to two countries in the next two years
  • Keep blogging as a hobby
  • Spend more time with my friends and boyfriend making special memories

  1. How do you stay motivated in your daily life?
  • I try to keep my mind occupied on University work
  • Reading books when I can focus
  • Writing whilst watching films or listening to music
  • Giving my pet rabbit and my boyfriend’s dog cuddles
  • Talking to friends and using Facebook support groups for Ehlers-Danlos
  • Asking support from people when I am having bad flares

  1. What do you want people to know the most about your life with EDS?
  • It isn’t just a joint problem that makes me look young, it is a joint problem that affects my daily life in most things I do.
  • The chronic fatigue part of it is insane and pain in one area may be different and a different severity to another part another day.

  1. When did you first start thing that the dislocations/subluxation extreme flexibility etc. could be related to a real problem?
  • Around 22-23 years old when I stopped working as a Waitress I noticed the pain heightened considerably and I became very weak.

  1. Did your related diagnoses come before or after your EDS diagnosis?
  • Photosensitivity, IBS, nut, gluten and lactose allergies, oral food syndrome and a vitamin D insufficiency came before and chronic bladder syndrome, an increase in mast cells came after.
  • My pots test came back inconclusive and I am waiting to be tested for MCAD, Chrones and celiac disease

  1. What is your biggest pet peeve about trying to explain EDS?
  • Many people think I am lucky when I explain that I am hyper-mobile and switch off when I try to explain it is much more than that.

  1. How has being sick impacted your relationships?
  • Some relationships have become stronger and some weaker. I am shyer to make new friends and talk to new people as I am worried I won’t be able to sustain new friendships.
  • I have found a boyfriend who accepts me for who I am and understands I can’t do everything and I have become closer with my family.

  1. What was your initial thoughts about being diagnosed?
  • I was such a mix bag of emotions!
  • I was happy to find out I had EDS but I thought that was the end of it. I realised it was just the start of a long journey to find out what else was lurking behind the wood works having very big digestive and bladder problems.
  • However, I am happy the doctors are more willing to find out what is wrong and try to make me feel better

  1. What healthy habits have you adopted since being diagnosed?
  • To be honest this is still a massive work in progress. I still smoke and drink alcohol but I have cut down considerably (more on the alcohol part).
  • Any form of exercise hurts and tires me out massively but I am going to try and start a full-time job for a placement in July
  • I am eating healthier eating more fruit and vegetables and making sure get lots of rest.

  1. How do you feel about your current treatment plan?
  • My current treatment plan isn’t very good as I am back taking Tramadol and a few other tablets and strong vitamins.
  • I was meant to do the 3 week intensive therapy course at RNOH but I currently am struggling to stay up 9-5 to do this.
  • I am also waiting for planning instillations and I am having an Endoscopy soon. I feel once I see a mast cell specialist the EDS will get better if I can block out some flares.

  1. What do you think is the most misunderstood aspect of EDS?
  • That it is even an illness(to those who don’t know what EDS initially is)
  • for those who do I find they think all the types are the same and even people with the same types have the same issues

  1. What are your top things to pass time when you’re stuck in bed?
  • Eat and sleep!
  • Watch Netflix
  • Text or speak to friends on the phone
  • Blog or do Uni work
  • Smother (I mean cuddle) my boyfriend

  1. What is your favourite motivational quote and why?
  • It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you don’t not stop.
  • I love this quote because it shows that resistance is key and no matter how long something takes if your determined you will get there in the end

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Update

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Hi Guys,

Unfortunately when I changed the layout all my social media shares across posts  seem to have disappeared with my updated layout but Pinterest (however, I think it looks better) I am hoping it updates itself and you enjoy the new theme 🙂

I am going to be posting 1-2 posts a week now I have finished University for a while.

Thanks for all your support, and please continue to share future posts as these will still work even if it is not showing on my pages.

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#EDSAwarenessMonth Blog Challenge

Chronic Illnesses, Invisible illnesses

 

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Hey Guys,

As the sun is shining it is clear summer has started … but for those of you who don’t know  May is also Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month.  As University is winding down for the year I am hoping to get back in the swing of blogging.

I found the #EDSAwarenessMonth Blog Challenge by Kali at  This Spoonie Speaks. I have decided to participate but please bare with me as I catch up… To begin I will answer the first six questions but if any of you fellow Zebras want to participate in the challenge, I have listed the questions at the end of this post.

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1.Introduce yourself and explain what type of EDS you have.

I am Morgan, quarter of a century old in my second year studying BA (Hons) Business and Management at Oxford Brookes.  From my knowledge there are 13 types of recognised EDS, but I have the most common type which is type III known as hEDS. I was diagnosed with EDS at 23 years old by a rheumatologist but I had showed signs from an early age.

One of reasons why I was not diagnosed earlier is because hEDS does not have a specific blood tests and symptoms can vary between patients.  However, there are more stringent guidelines for diagnosing EDS now, known as the Beighton Score.

You don’t need to wait to see a doctor to see if you can do the 9 tasks you will be asked to perform when seeking an official diagnosis.  I don’t remember my Beighton score but I remember it being relatively high with more flexibility in my upper body ( you don’t need to be able to pass all 9). My lower body has become more flexible over the last two years.However, a common misconception is your only symptom is hEds is hyper-mobility.  My other main symptoms of EDS are joint pain,  bladder and bowl pain, chronic fatigue, bruising, problems absorbing vitamins and severe photo sensitivity.


2. What other illnesses do you have that are related to your EDS?

It is common for EDS to coexist with other conditions, however this is not always the case.  Unfortunately, for me this is not clear cut.

I suffer with multiple allergies and gastroenterology issues which are still under investigation. I was born lactose intolerant and then developed allergies to gluten, nuts, tree pollen, grass pollen cats and nickel being sensitive to numerous other products and being diagnosed with oral food syndrome and IBS.

I am suspected to have Crones or Celiac Disease but have not been able to intake gluten for 6 weeks to be tested. I have also been waiting over a year to see a mast cell specialist and bladder instillation’s due to chronic bladder syndrome.  When I was younger I suffered a lot with urine and bacteria infections associated with eating certain foods. My POTS test came back inconclusive but I I an renown for  low blood pressure.


3.How long did it take you to get your diagnosis? How many doctors did you see?

After my brother suspected I had EDS it took me about a year to get an official diagnosis. However, my parents paid for me to go privately as my GP was convinced it was all in my head despite my brothers diagnosis and similar symptoms for years. Initially I saw a Rheumatologist but due to  the time of my diagnosis and the changes in EDS regulation I saw another one on the NHS to confirm I did  have EDS.


4. What do you want newly diagnosed EDS-ers to know?

Its okay to feel relieved when you receive a diagnosis but also overwhelmed.  The difference is know you have the resources and language to help you start recovery when you are ready. However, do not expect a diagnosis to be a quick fix, the NHS has long waiting lists and you may find a EDS diagnosis is the start of your journey to rule out other conditions.

Although it may not feel like it a label can help you out in so many ways. It can make your GP more understanding, support you apply for mitigating circumstances in your studies and your employer is likely to let you take more short-breaks.  I would say don’t try and figure everything about EDS in one day because this can leave you panicked or frustrated. You can find a local support group, or if you have a busy life or feel unwell social media has many virtual ones online. I find because everyone experience of EDS is not always the same I prefer to listen to specialists, but I know this does not work for everyone

It is all about finding out what works for you!


5. How have you adapted to your diagnosis?

I am still coming to terms with my diagnosis because mental health plays a big part in a physical illness and stress makes joint pain worse for me.  The biggest change is now knowing I cannot keep up with everyone else and going out one day will make me tired for two.  My life is having really productive days and long periods of nothing.  I am trying to get into a routine to do a 3 week inpatient physical therapy rehabilitation course at RNOH I have started taking Tramadol, Codiene and co-codamol when the pain becomes unbearable again.I also consume loads fizzy drinks for bursts of energy – Although, I don’t recommend this.

Hot water is my best friend and I find I always have a hot water bottle to hand and take multiple showers a day because  heat helps loads.   I am soon to be go back to full-time work properly for the first time in years but I will keep you posted on this – As I am still spending loads of time in bed.


6. How has EDS changed your life for the better? 

I am not going to lie to you and say EDS has changed my life for the better overall but it does have some positives.

Firstly, it helped me become an EDS advocate and find this hobby of blogging, sharing my experiences to help others.  Secondly, EDS has brought my family and I closer together because now they understand I am not being a drama queen and I am actually in pain.  Although I have lost friends by staying inside I have found by being in pain all the time I now found I appreciate the special memories I make with my friends and boyfriend.


Sharing is Caring 

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Have your Say 

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 #EDSAwarenessMonth Blog Challenge Questions 

  1. Introduce yourself and explain what type of EDS you have.
  2. What other illnesses do you have that are related to your EDS?
  3. How long did it take you to get your diagnosis? How many doctors did you see?
  4. What do you want newly diagnosed EDS-ers to know?
  5. How have you adapted to your diagnosis?
  6. How has EDS changed your life for the better?
  7. What are your top 5 coping tips?
  8. What are your top 5 goals that you want to accomplish despite your chronic illness(es)?
  9. How do you stay motivated in daily life?
  10. What do you want people to know the most about your life with EDS?
  11. When did you first start thinking that the dislocations/subluxation, extreme flexibility ect. could be related to a real problem?
  12. Did your related diagnoses come before or after your EDS diagnosis?
  13. What’s your biggest pet peeve about trying to explain EDS?
  14. Has being sick impacted your relationships?
  15. What were your initial thoughts about being diagnosed?
  16. What healthy habits have you adopted since getting diagnosed?
  17. How do you feel about your current treatment plan?
  18. What do you think is the most misunderstood aspect of EDS?
  19. What are your top things to pass time when you’re stuck in bed?
  20. What is your favorite motivational quote and why?
  21. What is your favorite piece of medical equipment that you own?
  22. What things have you learned from being chronically ill?
  23. What was your worst medical setback? How did you overcome it?
  24. What was your worst encounter with a doctor?
  25. What is the worst unwanted advice you’ve ever gotten?
  26. Have you found books that have helped you cope with being chronically ill?
  27. What would your coping advice be to friends or family of someone who’s chronically ill?
  28. What is the strangest question you’ve ever been asked about EDS?
  29. Do you think changes to your diet helped or contributed to your symptoms or the severity of them?
  30. What has been your biggest outlet to help deal with being sick?
  31. What are your favorite memories from EDS Awareness Month?

 

 

 

5 Common Myths and Facts about Physical Therapy: Ashley Smith

Chronic Illnesses, Guest Posts, Invisble Illnesses

Hi Guys,

I have been undergoing lots at  hospitals to do with Gastroenterology to update you on.I promise will be back soon writing once the University year is over!

However, today we are fortunate enough to have an informative guest post from Ashley Smith on physical therapy. So without further a do…

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Most Common Myths And Facts About Physical Therapy

It is widely believed that physical therapy is the best medicine/ solution for treating any kind of a pain. Physical therapy does not have any negative side effects on your health in any way. Normally, most of us have experienced a physical therapy at some point in time. Mostly, we are recommended to a physical therapist in the case of an accidental injury or a surgery. Therefore, we believe that we can visit them only if and when our doctor prescribes it.

Any kind of a physical therapy effectively helps you in restoring the movement, increasing mobility and flexibility, and on the top of everything, it helps in relieving the pain caused by injuries and certain health conditions. Physical therapists are the experts in treating any sort of pain, including all injuries and most of the health conditions. There are various kinds of physical therapy treatments that effectively work on the specific or the affected areas of the body.

However, in spite of knowing most of the benefits of the physical therapy, many people have certain myths about it. Yes, you read that right.  People believe certain things about the physical therapy, which are not true. You will be happy to know these myths and facts, which are the actual eye-openers for many of us.


Myth: I Can Visit a Physical Therapist Only When I Am Recommended

Fact

According to American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), it is found that around 70% of the people believe that they can visit a physical therapist only if they have a referral from their doctors. But, the fact is you can visit a physical therapist even without a referral. Mostly, we all visit them only when we are recommended for an accidental injury or a surgery.

The good news is you can visit a physical therapist on your own, whenever you feel even a little twinge of pain in your back, shoulders or the neck. Moreover, it is to be noted that most of the athletes and sports people attend physical therapy sessions to improve their performance, increase strength, flexibility, and movement. Therefore, do not delay your visit and treat that little pain of yours right away.


Myth: You Can Take A Physical Therapy Treatment Only In Case Of Accidents And Injuries

Fact

As mentioned earlier, many of us must have visited a physical therapist only in the case of an injury or an accident. So, we are habituated to believing that we cannot visit them exceptionally in any other case, where we are not recommended.

The fact is that you can visit a physical therapist even if you are suffering from severe and frequent headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain, or a back pain. Patients with chronic pain have chronic connective tissue disorders and they tend to heal slower. Therefore, they need an extra care to help them progress at their tolerance to prevent setbacks and frustration. In such cases, the relevant physical therapy effectively helps the patient in relieving their chronic pain. It is essential that the patient should be given the most relevant and effective physical therapy to help them overcome their chronic pain and disorder.


Myth:Physical Therapy Comprises Only Exercises

Fact

A few people may believe that going to a physical therapist will only make you do some exercises. They may think that a physical therapist can only suggest doing exercises to treat the pain caused by musculoskeletal conditions.

But, the fact is physical therapy is much more than just performing exercises. It is true that a physical therapist uses a lot of exercises to help you restore the function and movement of the body. However, they also use a variety of techniques to help you relieve the pain. The concerned physical therapists closely work with you and examine your pain thoroughly. They determine the cause of the pain and prepare a treatment plan that uniquely meets your personal needs, along with treating the pain and injuries.


Myth: Any Healthcare Professional Can Offer Physical Therapy

Fact

A majority of the people know that physical therapy can be performed by a licensed physical therapist. Yet, a few of us still believe that it can be offered by any healthcare professional, which is not true. A licensed physical therapist only can perform physical therapy, which will be accurate and effective.

Today, you will find graduating physical therapists are doctors of physical therapy, attaining education of 6 to 7 years in the concerned universities. Lots of them go ahead to earn board certification in certain specific areas such as orthopaedics, sports, women’s health, neurology, or manual therapy. A licensed physical therapy assistant can perform physical therapy under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist or a doctor of physical therapy. Any healthcare professional, who does not have a license of a relevant physical therapy certification cannot offer physical therapy services. According to Peak Motion Physical Therapy, “Physical therapists should be highly trained in corrective exercises to guide healing and restore function.”


Myth: Insurance Plans Do Not Cover Physical Therapy

Fact

Most of the insurance plans cover physical therapy treatment. In fact, a majority of the insurance companies have a list of physical therapy providers in their network. So, it is advisable that you check with your insurance company if it offers a cover for a physical therapy treatment and if so, then inquire about the deductible amount and the relevant details. It is vital that you should know your financial liabilities before you begin your treatment.


Myth: Only A Surgery Can Heal My Pain Or Injury

Fact

In lots of the cases, physical therapy has proved to be very effective in treating injuries without having you to go under the knife. Physical therapy can effectively heal injuries and pain without needing a surgery in many cases. Physical therapists are the best people, who can accurately identify your pain and heal it effectively with the most relevant pain-relief therapies and rehab services. So, visit a physical therapist today itself if you are suffering from any such injury or a pain.

Thus, do not believe your myths and get your injuries and pain treated without further delay by a licensed physical therapist.


Sharing is Caring 

Please share to inform those suffering on these myths and facts to encourage physical therapy.


Have your Say

Have you experienced any myths discussed in this article or know of any other ones? – If so I would love to hear them below. 

 

The Spoon Theory Explained

Invisble Illnesses, Physical Illnesses, Resources

Hi Guys,

I was contacted by Victoria at Burning Nights, who has produced a valuable infographic about the Spoon theory.

Victoria is the founder of Burning Nights is a small U.K charity dedicates to helping those battling  Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).  CPRS is a chronic condition where someone usually experience chronic pain in one limb.  We would love if you shared this post to raise awareness of the condition and the work that the charity does.

You may also find my post 5 Ways to have a Productive Day with a Chronic Illness useful to manage your time  inspired by the Spoon theory)

Lots of Love,

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Anxiety and Depression: Adam Hughes

Guest Posts, Invisble Illnesses, Mental Illnesses, Peeping through the Keyhole, Uncategorized

Peeping through the Keyhole 

Hello Lovelies,

Today’s guest post  is by Adam Hughes who gives a brief insight and advice to those living or supporting someone with anxiety and depression.

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About the Author 

Hi, I am Adam I am 24 years old living in London. I love reading, Audio books, writing and going on long walks. To find out more about Adam click here


What are the main symptoms you suffer from?

Depressive moods

Mood swings

Lack on concentration


How was your journey to diagnosis of depression?

It took years to be able to speak to a doctor and when I did it felt a lot better, like I wasn’t battling on my own anymore.


What 5 things you have learnt about Depression and Anxiety since being diagnosed?

I am not alone

It can take over many aspects of life

It can affect others as well as yourself

Love is always a great component of healing

Strength can be found in the smallest things


In what way has the NHS supported you?

Giving me a ear to listen to my troubles through counselling


What do you find is the most challenging part about your mental health?

I find building up a happy lifestyle and keeping up with others difficult.


What emotional support do you have for your mental health?

I have many wonderful and kind friends who are always supportive


 What are 3 ways you manage your mental health on a day-to day basis?

Meditation

Walking

Relax remedy spray


What advice would you give to someone newly diagnosed with Depression or Anxiety?

Keep on fighting even if it feels like everything is ending


Has any perceptions changed since you’ve been diagnosed with Depression and anxiety?

I have found society perceptions on mental health has improved by being challenged.


Have you gain any new hobbies since been diagnosed with Depression and Anxiety?

A love of writing again


How has depression changed your life?

My illness took some of the most important things from me last year (2017) and it almost ruined my entire life


What information do you wish you was given when you was initially diagnosed? Counselling leaflets and advice


 What do you do for a living?

Freelance Teacher/Performer


What are your future plans in the next year?

Building up a successful teaching career

 

Common Types of Migraine Headaches and Symptoms in Children

Invisble Illnesses, Resources, Well-being

Hello Lovelies,

I was contacted on behalf of Diamond Headache Clinic, the oldest and largest headache centre, who recently made a presentation about various types of migraine headaches and symptoms in children.The presentation focuses on children aged 5-9 years old who regularly experience abdominal headaches, which can develop into more severe headaches later in life. To help raise awareness  please share to those looking for information to have  migraine-free children, as it provides a valuable resource.

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Resource Hub

Resources

Hey guys,

Over the past few weeks, I have  received numerous requests  to add resources on to my blog.. so the resource hub was born.

The resources will be ones, I have personally found beneficial and successful requests by others.  The resources will range on various topics hopefully to inform and help people about chronic illnesses to improve the quality of their lives.

If you have a request, to add a resource please send it to morganisabellashaw14@outlook.com and I will try to reply within 7 days.

Please note, I will not re blog exactly all the content on your blog, as I have done this before and it cut my DA over half even once deleted.

Lots of Love,

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First Vlog

Check-ins with Morgan, My YouTube Channel, Uncategorized

Hello everyone!

Sorry, I have been a hermit for the past 2 months, gosh how time has flown by.

I have been so poorly since coming out of hospital I have struggled to blog but today I set up my Youtube channel ( I think) haha. Not sure why it fast-forwards but you can take it back to the start.

You can find me there..  by clicking here   

I would love if you checked it out and subscribed.

Lots of Love,

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14 Ways to Cope with Dyslexia

Uni, Well-being

As a young child, I always knew I was different. I couldn’t pronounce certain words,  couldn’t spell and I never understood what I was reading. Despite, having a private English tutor my Dyslexia was undiagnosed, until I went to college.  Although, the teachers picked up on it my parents did not have the money to pay for a test. Dyslexia can be daunting and can go undiagnosed for a long-time impacting your confidence and mental health.  This post is to help you or a loved one deal with suspected or diagnosed Dyslexia.  I hope, some of these tips will also help you even if you’ve stumbled across my blog and are not Dyslexic.


1.The Power of Colour

Colour does not help all Dyslexic people and even if successful each Dyslexia person may have their preferences.  However, a cheap tool – is the use of highlighters.  I find yellow and blue help emphasise text.  Furthermore, tinted overlays can reduce visual stress but may not be allowed in exams. One way around this, if purchasing tinted glasses but this test is not typically funded by DSA.

 

 

 


2. Planning

It can be appealing to start all your assignments at once, but the secret behind a Dyslexia student with high grades is planning.  A great tool is mind mapping software like Imindmap.  Dragon is useful to write up your work for you to help you plan your time and assistive technology to turn text to speech.


3. Get all your ideas out first

If you’re Dyslexic, it is likely you are creative.  I find that getting my ideas out and referencing my work at a later date (whilst, saving them) helps me concentrate for longer. By working this way you do not spend your time reading the entire book/ journal articles.  Also, if there is a flaw in your idea you will soon identify it and can change it or adjust your argument.

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4. Record Lectures

If your University record lectures, utilise them –  to help you remember content. Alternatively, you can buy a recorder for as little as £20 from Argos or Curries.


5. Apply for DSA

Once you’re diagnosed with Dyslexia, you can apply for Disability Study Allowance and you should be entitled to a Dyslexia tutor. I have to admit, I have found mine more  for exam preparation than assignments. However, it is still free useful advice you can access.

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6. Reverse Sentences

A very useful tip I found was that reversing your sentences can’t no only help reduce word count but make your sentences more fluid. Of course, your writing style will depend on the type of course you are on but I find this works for Business related courses.


7. Use a Successful Structure Again and Learn from your Failures

If you scored highly on a reflective assignment or a report use the structure for a structure in the same format. If you not score so well, try and ask a friend who scored higher than you and identify the differences. If you are an introvert don’t worry.  Try and get extra feedback or someone else understand your feedback for the future.


8. Write with the Word count in mind

Many people will recommend that you should write your work and then cut it down your draft later. I find this just doesn’t work for me and causes stress and anxiety. If this sounds familiar try breaking down the assignment and the weighting of marks and allocate a rough word count for each section and try sticking to it. By doing this, I find that I am continuously proof reading my work and I am not cutting out unnecessary information impulsively.

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9. Start by Reading the Grading Grid

I have achieved many A and A*s at University in my modules which I think is heavily attributed to breaking down the grading grid and what is expected of you for assignments.  This may not always be possible so try and look for hidden clues in a brief.


10. Hire a Part-time Tutor

Hiring a tutor can help you in times when you are really struggling.  I know all too well hiring a tutor can be expensive.  In the U.K a good website to look on it Tutorful (previously known as Tutora) because you do not need to pay a fee to receive the tutors detail and can pay on a credit card if you need to.  You also can have a free practice lesson.  When I am really struggling I pay a PHD student a rate of £25 per hour.

The benefits of getting another student to tutor you is they have recently been in education, and if they are fortunate to be at your educational institution they will understand how your tutors mark.


11. Get to Know your Lecturers

Taking 5 minutes to get to know your lectures can go a really long way. By them liking you, they will make time for you and let you book short 1-1 appointments to answer any questions you may have. As their time is precious, the best thing to do is write a list of questions to show you have prepared.

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12. Start a Blog

You may be reading this with one raised eyebrow – and I don’t blame you. When blogging was a requirement for a University module I went in Morgan meltdown mode. Not MORE writing and reading. However, I have found that by writing a blog I use a different style of writing which makes it not as a daunting task when assignments arrive.


13. Use Dyslexia as a Strength

It can be hard to get past the first stage of interviews for placements when you must overcome psychometric tests.  A still a massive barrier for me – what I have learnt is a big thing I was missing was asking for reasonable adjustments. When I hopefully get invited to some interviews and pass a couple I plan to use Dyslexia as a strength.  After all you are able to think out of the box, you overcome challenges on a daily basis like being resilient.

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14. Remain Positive

 Having a positive attitude won’t be able to make reading and writing y easier but will show you are committed person to your studies/ working and that you are trying to succeed.


Do you want more information about Dyslexia? 

You can contact The British Dyslexia Association confident helpline  0333 405 4567.

Sharing is Caring 

No one should feel that they are not worthy or not intelligent enough. Please share this post to help Dyslexic people.


Have your Say

Are you Dyslexic or support someone who is? Do you have any good study tips? – If so,  why not share them below?


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